Most of us here would be familiar with the brand Graco.
What you may not know, is that Graco is exclusively manufactured by Storkcraft, a leading Canadian company in baby and kids furniture with over 70 years of experience in the industry.
Its 4-in-1 convertible crib is considered the best baby crib in the market by many, naturally, the Graco Premium Foam Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress receives the same, if not more love from parents worldwide.
A staple bestseller and long-time Amazon's Choice despite the many competition in the market, this crib mattress is made of 100% polyurethane foam and is designed to fit any standard crib and toddler bed.
Do keep in mind though, we mean only full-size cribs and not mini cribs.
Despite it being fully foam made, the Graco is surprisingly much more breathable than we'd thought. Its breathable foam core maximizes air flow and we find our little one does not wake up with a sweaty back on it.
People would expect that from the best breathable crib mattress or from an organic crib mattress like this, certainly not from a foam mattress. So for the Graco to achieve even something remarkably close, is impressive to say the least.
This mattress is fully GREENGUARD Gold certified, meaning its products and materials are thoroughly tested for low chemical emissions and provide a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments.
While this is not a dual-sided crib mattress, it is suitable for both infant and toddlers.
The firmness is that suitable for a newborn infant's safe sleep. To find out what is the specification and why it is so important to have the right firmness, read this.
Nevertheless, it wouldn't be as comfortable as say, this one here for toddlers because it doesn't have that additional softer layer.
Still, it doesn't mean it cannot be used for a toddler bed which many do for convenience and economical reasons.
The mattress ships compressed in a lightweight, easy-to-carry box as pictured above for ultimate convenience. This is doable because it features the ability for the mattress to expand.
For optimal performance, we recommend unrolling your mattress within 2 weeks of purchase to allow for a full and proper expansion, in a room temperature setting.
The polyester outer cover that comes with it is water-resistant, completely removable and 100% washable.
Just unzip it gently and hand-wash in cold water with mild soap (no bleach). Do not place in the dryer though - just hang to dry only.
And this is probably where it falls short for us. Compared to mattresses with a bamboo cover that is machine washable and dryable, this one here surely is less convenient to maintain and takes more work to upkeep.
Especially when it will need quite regular washing as leaks and spillage accidents are bound to happen quite often, the Graco does require more work comparatively to create a clean sleeping environment for your little one.
Not to mention when compared to the Newton where even the whole mattress of itself is 100% machine washable. However, it does come with a heftier price tag and with Graco's price, there isn't much to complain about.
And oh, before we go, the Graco Premium Foam Crib Mattress is awarded the 2020 Women's Choice Award for 9 out of 10 Customer Recommended Crib & Toddler Mattress. You know you can't go too wrong with one, can you?